The facility is certified by the state as meeting state licensing requirements.
Learn about the licensing process.
- The facility is licensed/certified by the Tribe and certified by the state for payment based on Tribal self-licensing and having an approved federal child care plan.
For option 2, the Tribe would send a letter to the DEL Director requesting state certification for payment and provide a copy of the Tribal licensing standards.
Letter Template from Tribe requesting Certification for Payment Only
DEL technical assistance.
- DEL monitors compliance with standards.
- DEL helps assess complaints.
- Tribal facility can receive child care subsidy payments through DSHS.